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UPDATED: 3/20/18 5:03 pm ET - adds FTC statement

Feds reject CDK's purchase of Auto/Mate

CDK Global's planned acquisition of Auto/Mate, a smaller provider of dealership management systems, has been blocked by the Federal Trade Commission. The move would have bolstered CDK's positioning at the lower end of the DMS market and removed a smaller rival.

With latest Navigator, Lincoln shifts the mundane out of this world

The Lincoln Navigator has been one of Ford's most successful launches in recent memory because of exquisite attention to detail.


Daughter's digital digging helps mom make a deal

When Automotive News editor Sharon Silke Carty's mom in New Jersey sought help buying a car, she went online to see what she could do from Michigan.
■ Frustrations in finding a CPO hatchback online
■ Do online sites help simplify the purchase? Not so much
■ Even online, people are the key

Group 1's launch of older used-car brand to eat into Q1 earnings

Group 1 Automotive expects weak first-quarter earnings after launching a branded line of high-mileage used vehicles and spending more on service personnel.

UPDATED: 3/20/18 5:23 pm ET - adds details
Automakers get mixed grades on Takata recalls at Senate hearing

Automakers are doing a better job repairing vehicles with open recalls for defective Takata airbag inflators after slow initial responses, an independent monitor told Senators.

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Nissan promotes U.S. execs Parker, Wheeler

Nissan North American has elevated several of its top sales executives, including Infiniti chief Randy Parker and Nissan brand sales executive Judy Wheeler, to new posts.

U.S. outlines hurdles for tariff exclusions

Companies seeking exclusions from new steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump must apply separately for each unique steel or aluminum product, according...

Mexico auto sector down but still kicking

Trump's rhetoric and policies have put a dent in Mexico's auto industry over the last year, but the damage is far less than what some economic analysts on both sides of the...

GM looks for an encore from Brycz

The new head of global human resources will serve a critical role at an organization that's trying to balance its industrial heft and heritage with a Silicon Valley-style...

UAW vs. Tesla: It's on

UAW complaints, combined with production problems, could make it easier for the union to organize Tesla plants, experts say.

Geneva show stoppers

You've read about the splashy debuts at the big Swiss auto show this month, but here are seven intriguing vehicles that may have escaped your attention.


As auto industry players strive to let customers handle most or all of the vehicle transaction digitally, 3 Automotive News staffers learn firsthand that the efforts have a long way to go.

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